Moore went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs in a win over the Royals on Monday.
Moore drew his third start of the season and delivered with his first career round tripper. The 26-year-old utility man figures to continue seeing sporadic playing time around the infield, with Tim Beckham's current hamstring injury, which prompted Moore's start Monday, offering the potential for more consistent playing time in the short term if it lingers.
Moore will play a "fair amount" in his utility role according to manager Scott Servais, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. "He's going to play," Servais said. "He's not just going to be your once-every-two-week utility guy. We'd not have put him on this team if that was going to be the case."
Moore made the Opening Day roster courtesy of a diverse defensive resume that allows him to fill in at all four infield positions and both corner outfield spots. In addition to confirming he plans to afford the 26-year-old fairly steady playing time over the course of the season, Servais also emphasized he would like to give Moore at least one start during the team's season-opening six-game homestand.
Moore appears to have won a roster spot as a utility player after Kristopher Negron was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
The 26-year-old is set for his big-league debut after recording a solid .280/.346/.492 line with 11 homers and 17 in 97 games for Triple-A Colorado Springs in the Brewers' system last year. He's primarily an infielder, though he's spent time at every position at catcher at some point in the last three years. He should stick on the roster for at least a month but could be the odd man out once Kyle Seager returns from hand surgery.
Moore was scratched from the lineup for Monday's game against the Royals, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
The reason for the scratch is not clear. Tim Lopes starts at second base in his place.
Moore spent a majority of the 2018 season at the Triple-A level within Milwaukee's system, slashing .280/.346/.492 with 11 home runs, 40 RBI and 17 stolen bases in hitter-friendly Colorado Springs. The 26-year-old has the ability to play all across the diamond, which includes a little outfield, though he was primarily utilized as a shortstop or third baseman in recent years. Moore has yet to play in the majors but will get a chance to crack the Mariners' Opening Day roster this spring.
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